One In One Hundred
by Norbert Mercado
Two men in white t-shirts refrained from following the crowd. They were there on a mission to observe the future President of the Japanese Government in the Philippines. Despite having to listen to the tumultuous shouts of their countrymen, they had to imprint everything about Laurel – what he looked like, his mannerisms, the way he dressed up, and the way he talked - in their mind.